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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Etowah Landing recognized by national program for best practices in quality care
Updated: July 09, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Etowah Landing, a 100-bed Genesis HealthCare skilled nursing center located at 809 South Broad Street, Rome, GA, today announced that it has been selected as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze– Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving the lives of patients and residents through improved quality care.

Monday 06/23/2014
Renovations for O'Charley's location beginning to show
Posted: June 23, 2014

Ventura Construction picked up a permit for renovations at 707 Turner McCall Blvd., owned by Wayne Robinson and Brooke Temple, soon to be the home of a new O’Charley’s restaurant. Value of the work is set at $160,000 and they hope to have the restaurant open early this fall.

Friday 06/20/2014
United Community Bank donates $900 to Salvation Army of Floyd County as part of annual event
Updated: June 29, 2014 - 11:38 pm

Blairsville, Ga. (June 20, 2014) – United Community Bank is donating $23,400 to charity, thanks to proceeds from its signature annual event – The Bankers Hour. United Community Bank employees recently entertained more than 6,000 customers and friends at the 20th annual live production of The Bankers Hour.

Thursday 06/19/2014
Classic car auction raises $24,000 for Cancer Navigators
Updated: June 23, 2014 - 1:52 am

ROME - When Wayne and Pat Vick made the generous offer of donating a classic 1928 Ford Model A Speedster to an auction benefitting Cancer Navigators, it was certain to be a major source of funding for the non-profit organization.

Monday 06/16/2014
Toyo job fair announced in Cartersville
Updated: June 16, 2014 - 6:13 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor will assist Toyo Tires in White to hire on new employees for the manufacturing facility north of Cartersville.

Snazzy Rags hosts grand opening
Posted: June 16, 2014

Brooke Nolan’s Snazzy Rags will host a grand opening event at the women’s boutique’s new location, 419 Broad St., Tuesday June 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dogwood store sheds antiques from shelves
Posted: June 16, 2014

 After operating for many years as Dogwood Books & Antiques, 240 Broad St., Ken Studdard has dropped the antiques from his business and renamed the store, Dogwood Books.

Monday 06/09/2014
Evergreen Health & Rehab receives bronze national quality award
Posted: June 09, 2014

Rome, Ga – Evergreen Health & Rehab has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The program honors centers across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality care for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

Tuesday 06/03/2014
Sing 'Happy Birthday' to Steak ’n Shake - restaurant makes an attempt to set Guinness record
Posted: June 03, 2014

Romans will have an opportunity to participate in an attempt to set a Guinness Book World Record for simultaneous singing of “Happy Birthday” this coming Saturday June 7 at 1 p.m. at Steak 'n Shake at 838 Turner McCall Boulevard.

Honeymoon Bakery sponsors scavenger hunt
Posted: June 03, 2014

The Honeymoon Bakery, 228 Broad St., will celebrate “7 Years in the 7 Hills” by sponsoring a special scavenger hunt Saturday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m.

Cooper opens medical supply shop on John Maddox Drive
Updated: June 03, 2014 - 10:09 am

Kevin Cooper, a respiratory therapist by trade and medical supply sales worker for the past ten years, has decided to open a storefront medical supply business, Cooper Medical Supply, 115 John Maddox Drive, in west Rome.

Tuesday 05/13/2014
GDOL to help Roper recruit workers for Walker County plant
Updated: May 13, 2014 - 12:25 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor is conducting an on-going recruitment to help Roper Corporation, a division of GE, fill 80 manufacturing jobs at its facility in LaFayette.

Harbin Clinic offers free hearing aid evaluations May 19 through May 23
Updated: May 13, 2014 - 12:17 pm

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month, and Harbin Clinic Certified Audiologists are offering free hearing aid evaluations. Signs that you may need a hearing aid evaluation:

Tuesday 04/29/2014
TigerFlight receives grant
Posted: April 29, 2014

The Allstate Foundation has honored Rome Allstate Insurance Agent Mike Britton by awarding a $1,000 Allstate Agency Hands in the Community Grant to TigerFlight Foundation based at Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport, Rome.

Boys and Girls Club adds new summer meal program
Posted: April 29, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club in Rome has started a new after-school feeding program, which features U.S. Department of Agriculture fully approved meals, at all three of the clubs facilities in Floyd County and one location in Polk County.

Monday 04/28/2014
Big tourism industry unveiling in Cartersville Tuesday
Posted: April 28, 2014

The Clarence Brown Conference Center in Cartersville will host the launch of the newly-revised consumer tourism website www.ExploreGeorgia.org on Tuesday, April 29. The center is on Ga. 20 across from the Georgia Highlands College Cartersville campus coming from Rome, or off I-75, Exit 290 if using the interstate.

Thursday 04/24/2014
Ideal Bakery closing its doors in Cedartown
Updated: April 24, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Ideal Bakery owner Debbie Brown hopes the cupcakes and cookies will continue in Cedartown, but her time with the iconic business is over.

Wednesday 04/23/2014
Krystal to build new location in Rockmart
Updated: April 23, 2014 - 1:35 pm

Krystal, an American fast food restaurant chain headquartered in Atlanta, will soon begin construction of a new restaurant in Rockmart.

Thursday 04/17/2014
voestalpine to host grand opening ceremonies in Cartersville on Tuesday
Posted: April 17, 2014

Wolfgang Eder, the CEO of Austrian-based voestalpine, will host a press conference prior to the grand opening festivities at the Metal Forming Division’s newest U.S. plant in Cartersville Tuesday, April 22.  

Tuesday 03/25/2014
NPR commentator, cyclist to return to Rome
Posted: March 25, 2014

Willie Weir, an adventure bicyclist and renowned National Public Radio commentator, will be back in Rome on May 1.